High Court blocks appointment of new chairman, Kenya

High Court blocks appointment of new chairman, Kenya
Published: 16 February 2012


A High Court Judge has blocked President Kibaki's appointment of new East African Portland Cement (EAPCC) chairman Dr Isaac Mpapaluu ole Mepenay pending a ruling on March 16, All Africa news reports.

Judge Mohammed Warsame on Wednesday suspended the gazette notice on appointment of Mr Mepenay until a a ruling is made to determine whether the cement manufacturer is a state corporation.
In an urgent application lodged at the High Court in Nairobi on Tuesday, four directors of EAPCC went to court to suspend the decision by President Kibaki to sack former board chairman Mr Mark Karbolo.

The sacking of Mr Karbolo is contained in a gazette notice dated February 9.

The directors contend that the actions of the President contravene the Constitution.